A new live event recording and remembering the Space Shuttle Columbia
crew of mission STS-107.
up, a live recording that I made on January 25th at First-St. Andrew's United
second part of the show will be devoted to remembering the crew of the
Space Shuttle Columbia who perished 16 years ago this week during
reentry after a 17 day flight of doing science in space.
For decades, it has been a tradition of
NASA's to wake up the crew of a spacecraft with music. The songs are
usually picked by a crewmember's loved ones and rotated through each
crewmember during the mission. On this flight, the crew was divided
into two teams, the blue & red teams, that were alternated every 12
hours so the experiments could run 24 hours a day. This meant that
there was twice as many wake up calls as a usual mission. The doubling
of wake up calls gives us a li'le more insight into each crew member
that we wouldn't normally get.
So, we'll remember the crew of Columbia in
the way that I know best... through music!
despair comes hope, so for the final part of the show, we'll hear the
wake up music of two Space Shuttle flights that followed the loss of
STS-115 (Mission 12-A - Atlantis)
STS-126 (Mission ULF-2 - Endeavour)